I will share a method to create a Zip file on Mac. Users can compress several files or folders together. I will also share a method to Unzip file or folder on Mac. You can also check the software and extract any .zip format file.
Mostly we use zip files to compress the data so that we can save the storage of our Laptop. We can send zip files via Gmail or Google Drive and etc. The best part is you can combine many files or folders and create a zip file on Mac. It will save the size and display space.
How to Create a Zip File on Mac With or Without any Software
We all want to reduce the storage on Mac as the storage is very less. To get more storage we need to spend more money. So the majority of the people buy Mac with less storage. Now to increase the space, we either need to delete files/folder or compress them. So compress is the best way as it even increases the storage size and we don’t need to remove the data.
Read more: Free Zip Software to Compress Files
How to Create a Zip File on Mac without Software
You wonder how to make a zip file in Mac. It is very easy to zip a file or a group of files of any format and we can even zip folders, using a simple command in the finder on your mac. You can even create a Zip file on Mac without using any external software.
Compression of files or folders is very easy all you need to do is follow the below steps and create a Zip file on Mac.
- Choose a file or folder and right-click on it.
- Click on the option called “compress”.
- You will get the same file or folder name with a different format “.zip”
If you want to zip multiple files or folder on the Mac. Then you can select the files or folder and compress them all at once. You can even compress one by one or all at once.
How to Unzip the file
To unzip a file or folder on the Mac. All you need to do is tap on the zip file. It will automatically unzip the files or folder. The unzipped file will be on the same path with the same name. For example: If you unzip a file or folder on the desktop, then you will find the file there only.
How to Unzip a Zip File on Mac With Software
There are several softwares available on the Apple store. But they will not create a Zip file or folder. They will only extract the file. I am sharing the free software to retrieve a file from .zip.
- Go to the app store search “extractor”.
- Open the app and you will see a popup to drag archive.
- Now simple drag and drop the file inside the popup.
It will ask for permissions > give all permissions.
- Select the destination where you want to unzip the file.
- Thats it! Your .zip file has been extracted.
Read more: How to Make a Folder on Mac
So how many of you know about this hidden method to create a Zip file? I am sure the majority don’t know about this method. Its always easy to create a Zip file on Mac. Mac is great and this inbuilt zip feature is an example. Users can add as many files they want and can compress the data. There is no software required to zip a file. Users can use this method to zipping or Unzip a file.